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Joined December 2018

Historical Fiction, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense & Romance are my favorite reads.
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No Exit: A Novel by Taylor Adams
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The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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I love these Audible sales! A bought two. They sounded good.🎧

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Week 2 Check in
There are several characters I like, and a few I don't. I will pick Anthony ,He just seems to be such a great guy, not many men would care for their mother with Alzheimer's. I love how supportive he is. He is the only one trying to find out what really happened to Olivia.
Who is your favorite character and why?
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@OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @CBee @jpellet @megnews @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina @SaturnDoo

OriginalCyn620 I think I‘m supposed to like Derek but I don‘t! IDK why. But really, I‘m suspicious of everyone at this point! 5d
megnews Hmmm...Anthony and Derek. Least favorite: Madison 5d
thereadingowlvina My favourite character is Abi. I could relate to her being a single mom and it was difficult but a rewarding time with my child. I remember doing all I can to protect and give my son my best in everything 😊 5d
CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 I agree- I'm suspicious of everyone at this point! 5d
jpellet I don‘t have a favorite at this point! 3d
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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I watched this movie yesterday and I loved it. Therefore, I'll have to move the book higher on my TBR. For those that have read it, do you think the book is better?

Liatrek I really liked both but there was more depth in the book I think. 2w
Peddler410 I haven‘t seen the movie yet, but there has yet to come a movie I liked better than the book. That said, I try to watch book movies as their own thing. I understand why movie people need to do movie things. But sometimes movie people make changes I cannot support — My Sister‘s Keeper movie people, I‘m looking at you. (edited) 2w
sblbooks @Liatrek Thanks. Most books are more in-depth. 2w
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sblbooks @Peddler410 I usually like the book better too. The only exception that comes to mind right now is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I liked that movie better. 2w
LiteraryinLititz I thought the book was fantastic. I recommended it to several people who also loved it. It‘s for that reason that I haven‘t wanted to watch the movie! 2w
sblbooks @LiteraryinLititz It's probably a good thing I watched the movie first. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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#OliviaBuddyRead Week 1 check in @SaturnDoo @OriginalCyn620 @Hooked_on_books @megnews @jpellet @CBee @CoffeeNBooks @thereadingowlvina
I was hooked pretty quick by this one I found it intriguing. There are lots of unanswered questions, and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. I would love to hear your initial reaction in the comments below.

megnews Intriguing. Mystery used to be my favorite genre but I‘ve rarely read them in recent years because they can become so formulaic. I was hesitant to read this but I‘m flying through (already read the next section) and definitely pulled into the story quick. Great pick! 2w
OriginalCyn620 The story sucked me in right away! I have so many questions and thoughts as to what the answers are, but I‘m usually wrong, so I can‘t wait to see what happens! 2w
thereadingowlvina No preference initially. But the story gets better and I just kept reading and couldn't stop! I liked the story build up - intense and mysterious. It is actually better than I thought! 👍😁 2w
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jpellet I was hooked within the first few chapters! It is an easy read and a page turner. I am excited to start the next section! 2w
CBee @sblbooks I still haven‘t started 😬 I‘m going to start it today, hopefully, and can join in at some point! So sorry 😐 2w
sblbooks @CBee No problem! It seems to be a fast easy read, so hopefully you won't have too much trouble catching up. 2w
CBee @sblbooks thank you 😊 2w
CoffeeNBooks I love a good mystery! I can't wait to keep reading to see what happens next! 2w
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megnews I am! 2w
thereadingowlvina Yes! This is a great pick! 👍😊 2w
OriginalCyn620 I‘m loving it! 2w
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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#Septemberwrapup #SeptemberReads My book themes for this month were Education /September 11th/ Native Americans.

suvata How was The Secret School? It looks like something I may want to read with my granddaughter. 2w
sblbooks @suvata It was excellent. How old is your granddaughter? It's a middle grade novel, but would be enjoyed by an early grade reader as well. 2w
suvata @sblbooks she‘s only six years old but she loves when I read books to her. 2w
sblbooks @suvata I think she would still like it. Let me know how it goes. 2w
suvata @sblbooks I will do that. I just ordered it from Amazon. It really sounds good. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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@thereadingowlvina @CBee @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @SaturnDoo @megnews This is your reminder that the #Oliviabuddyread starts tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing some quotes and post from you you guys, on chapters 1 through 11 this week. There is still time if anyone else would like to join us, just let me know so I can tag you.

megnews I couldn‘t wait! I already read the first four chapters. Good so far. 2w
CBee May not being able to join in today as I haven‘t started the book! But hopefully I‘ll catch up 😬 2w
sblbooks @cbee We're just starting the book tomorrow. You can post any time if you like a quote for example. The actual discussion questions won't be until the end of the month. I plan to check in about once a week with everyone , to see how they're progressing. 2w
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sblbooks @megnews I'm glad you like it. I haven't started it yet but plan to tomorrow. 2w
jpellet @sblbooks I would like to join if it‘s not too late! 😁 2w
CBee @sblbooks oh goodness 🤦‍♀️ I should‘ve actually read the post! 😂 2w
sblbooks @jpellet Welcome, perfect timing. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I‘m in! @megnews has kindly let me know about this! 😊 2w
sblbooks Glad to have you! @OriginalCyn620 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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@LoverofLit Congratulations on your anniversary and for reaching 30k. Thanks for hosting #ThePowerofThreeGiveaway.

LoverofLit I'm currently reading How To Stop Time by Matt Haig and it's about time travel. Have you read it? Salted caramel is the best! 3w
sblbooks @LoverofLit I have not read that one yet, it's on my TBR. 3w
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This one definitely lives up to the hype! It's a 5 star (or in this case, pencil,) rating from me. I liked this cover the best.

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Is everyone ready for a new #buddyread? The above schedule is just a suggestion, feel free to read at your own pace. I will post discussion questions at the end of the month; quotes and other post as you go. Please remember to use the #Oliviabuddyread when you post. If you enjoy#suspense or #thriller join in. Everyone is welcome! @CBee @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @megnews @SaturnDoo Do you all have your book?

CBee Got mine as a Kindle deal about a week ago 😁 4w
megnews Got mine too! 4w
Hooked_on_books I have mine! 4w
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CoffeeNBooks I'm waiting on a copy from the library, but it should be available soon! 4w
SaturnDoo I'm 11th in line on my library's hold list 👎Not sure I will get it in time 😢😭 3w
sblbooks @SaturnDoo Too bad, that doesn't sound very promising.😞 Maybe you could find a used copy somewhere like a Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. 3w
SaturnDoo I'm still looking at all my thrift stores etc hoping to find a used copy some where. Not giving up yet 🤞🤞🤞😁 3w
kspenmoll Enjoy-this book was a good one!!! 3w
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In post Revolutionary War NY, Willa Obenchain (Aka Burning Sky) was abducted by Mohawk Indians. After living with them for 12 years she has returned to search for her white family. Now orphaned will she return to the Mohawk or stay on her Old Homestead? Includes a love triangle, sadly my pick didn't win. An ejoyable read.

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The Map of Time: A Novel | Flix J. Palma
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 7
Today I'm tagging @CBee to share their favorite covers.

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A Murder in Time: A Novel | Julie McElwain
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6
@InnerSavvy Would you like to share 7 of your favorite covers?

CrowCAH I love the consistent cover art! 1mo
Nute I‘ve never seen the entire set. So beautiful! 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5 @Peddler410 would you like to join in?

Peddler410 I‘ll join in! 1mo
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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The #buddyread for October will be The Night Olivia Fell I will make up a schedule soon, for anyone interested in reading this one. @Hooked_on_books @CoffeeNBooks @SaturnDoo @megnews

CoffeeNBooks Count me in! 1mo
megnews Sounds great! Thank you 1mo
Hooked_on_books Woo-hoo, I‘m in! 1mo
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TamTracy Loved that book ♥️ 1mo
SaturnDoo I'm in ❤😊😘 thanks for the invite and tag! 1mo
CBee I‘m interested! 4w
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Anna Karenina | Leon Tolstoi
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Catsandbooks Gorgeous pick! 💕 1mo
PaperbackPirate Great cover and thanks for the tag! I‘m on break so I‘m going to try to do it this week. 💙 2w
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Saving Meghan | D.J. Palmer
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I thought it would be good to have a suspense/ thriller theme for the October Buddy Read. What do you think about these? @megnews

megnews They all sound like good picks. I‘m fine with any of them. Do you have a preference? 1mo
sblbooks I'm planning on reading them all. Saving Megan will probably be my first choice I think. 1mo
sblbooks @Lcsmcat @Hooked_on_books @CoffeeNBooks @SaturnDoo would you guys be interested in joining us next month for another buddy read? Do you like any of the ones in this post? 1mo
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sblbooks @megnews Do you want to post some that you had? 1mo
megnews @sblbooks no I‘m good with any of these. Thanks! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @sblbooks I'd love to join you for another buddy read! The only one of those I've already read is No Exit. 1mo
sblbooks @CoffeeNBooks Great, I'm glad you can join us. We'll see if anyone else votes, I'll let you know by tomorrow. I'm leaning toward Saving Megan. 1mo
Lcsmcat Thanks, but I‘m overcommitted for October. But I‘ll watch for y‘all‘s posts. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Sure. I‘ve read The Silent Patient already. I just bought The Night Olivia Fell, so that one gets my vote! Thanks for the invite! 1mo
SaturnDoo I would be interested 😊 it doesn't matter to me which book you choose...it's a good way for me to broaden my horizons 😂 1mo
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Passenger | Alexandra Bracken
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3
@hes7 Do you want to show us your favorite covers?

swishandflick Great cover! 👏🏽 1mo
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 2
@KirstieE Have you been tagged? If not join in.

KirstieE Thanks for the tag !! I‘ll start tomorrow 😁 1mo
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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megnews I almost posted this one too. 1mo
sblbooks @megnews Great minds think alike. 1mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1
Thanks for the invite @megnews
@Skeeterisme Would you like to play?
Just post a picture of your favorite covers for 7 days. No explanation, and tag a new litten each day.

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I started listening to this today in honor of #911. I really like it so far. #neverforget

megnews The musical, Come From Away, based on this story is phenomenal. 1mo
Stacypatrice On my TBR list. 1mo
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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#13moonsbuddyread
The first 7 chapters finished. I'm not sure how I feel about the book yet, I need to read more. It was probably a bad idea to buy the audiobook for a Buddy Read. The chapters don't lineup to match the book exactly, and It's going to be more difficult to post quotes from audio.

Lcsmcat The chapters don‘t line up? Did they renumber them, or do they just not tell you when they start a new chapter? 1mo
sblbooks @Lcsmcat some chapters that use music and some chapters they tell you. When you go to Chapters in audible it's renumbered. 1mo
Lcsmcat @sblbooks That would frustrate me too! 1mo
megnews Ugh. Well I hope you enjoy the book no matter what. Don‘t worry about the schedule. 1mo
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Congratulations! @GrilledCheeseSamurai Thank you for this hosting this awesome giveaway.
My favorite book of 2019 so far is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. I hope to read This Tender Land in 2019 also.
I'm taging my newest follower 📖 @lakesidebookworm
I joined litsy 9 months ago, and I'm so glad I did. It's been fun getting to know people from all over the world. I've enjoyed book swaps and buddy reads especially. #SixDigitSamurai

GrilledCheeseSamurai Thanks for playing along! 👍 1mo
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Sharing for @megnews. Everyone join us for another Buddy Read this month. Use the hashtag #13moonsbuddyread for your post.
#NorthCarolina #NativeAmerican #historicalfiction

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I only read 8 books in August. Time and Again & A Tree Grows in Brooklyn we're 5🌟 #stats #Augustwrapup

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The story of a mother's love. Helene gives up her freedom to try to save her Gypsy family. She ends up running the Auchwitz Nursery. I wanted to like the story more than I did. It was the writing style mainly, for an adult novel I was left wanting more. I would have rated higher if it had been a middle grade book. @megnews *photo credit books-a-million.com

megnews I agree 2mo
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Back-to-back Classics based in New York. This is an excellent coming-of-age story, about a young girl and her family in Brooklyn, just before World War 1.
The image was found on Pinterest.

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Time and Again | Jack Finney
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This 1970s classic was the perfect combination of history, adventure and time-traveling romance. I loved all the descriptions of 1882 New York.

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Ashes of Roses | MJ Auch
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@Shadowfat Thank you so much for my Titanic themed box full of goodies. No worries about the bookmark I love it. The tagged book sounds very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you for organizing the #SITS #staycationintimeswap @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit Love it!!! 2mo
tammysue ❤️❤️ 2mo
j9brown The Lifesavers really tie it together! 🤣 2mo
rubyslippersreads Lifesavers are a perfect gift for a #Titanic fan. 😊 I have Jack and Rose too. 2mo
Shadowfat I'm glad you liked everything 🙂 2mo
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Looking for Home | Arleta Richardson
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#Let'sTravelAugust #Train @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #kidlit
Two Orphan Train series on my TBR.

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️🚂 2mo
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Timeless Moments | Michelle Kidd
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Highly recommended, this one really grabbed my attention. It's a nice blend of Christian fiction, time travel and mystery. See the book description from Amazon in my image.

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Chapters 1 through 6 finished. I like it so far, a bit of a slow start. Im looking forward to part 2. #lullabybuddyread @megnews @SaturnDoo @Crazeedi

megnews I agreed with @SaturnDoo that it had a choppy start. I felt maybe the author was rushing through where some details could have been added. But chapter 6 seemed better so I‘m still hopeful and it‘s an important story to know. I‘m looking forward to the second part as well. (edited) 2mo
SaturnDoo @megnews I'm starting chapter 6 now. Yes, the author is rushing but not really giving us any "new" story that other authors haven't already told. The first chapters were very simplistic/common knowledge, so I'm hoping from this point on the importance of this story will begin to unfold. 2mo
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#lullabybuddyread I finished the first two chapters in Auschwitz Lullaby. I really like the quote by Elie Wiesel, found in the front of the book. @megnews

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#Julywrapup #wrapup
#recap
July was a enjoyable, but slow reading month.

Crazeedi 👏👏great job 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads there! 💕📚💕 3mo
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

1. Footloose
2. 63
3. Design Home
4. Litsy, Audible and Amazon shopping
5. Everyone join in.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ha! I was just listening to the Footloose soundtrack while I was cooking dinner 😆👍👏 3mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🎈👏🏻🎈 3mo
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The Secret Wife | Gill Paul
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Sale Alert: I ordered a new e-book, it was in my #BookBub bargains for today. 📗

Birdsong28 This is such a good book, you should check out the tagged book as it is a sort of sequel to it. I met the author in March and she is so nice. 📚📖 3mo
sblbooks Thanks @Birdsong28 I will. 3mo
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Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
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#SITS #StaycationInTimeSwap
@Shadowfat Your package is on the way. I hope you like it.
 @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 👏🙌👏🥰❤️🎉 3mo
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Frog and Toad All Year | Arnold Lobel
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#1970s #LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
I was born in 1975, so I chose children's books published in the seventies. The bottom picture was me with my first Kitty.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 (edited) 3mo
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
SaturnDoo Awwww...love the pic ❤❤❤ I am a 70s baby too...1971. 3mo
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Thanks for all the #Birthdaylove. It's been a good one.

megnews Happy birthday @sblbooks!! 🥳 🎁 🎂 🎈 3mo
Lmstraubie Happy birthday! 🥳🎂🎈 3mo
SaturnDoo Happy happy birthday 💜❤💜❤🤗😘🍦🎂🍨🍧🍰🎁🎈🎉 3mo
brit91 Happy birthday!!🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉 3mo
gradcat That‘s so great! Glad you had a good one!! ♥️ 3mo
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For anyone who loves #historicalfiction or #WW2 @megnews had a great idea to do a #lullabybuddyread for the tagged book. See her post for more information. I'm looking forward to it. All are welcome.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This is right up my alley. A few of the historical fiction books I've read set in World War II. #LetsTravelJuly #1940s @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
megnews I‘ve been reading in this time period lately and adding to my tbr. Lots here I haven‘t added yet. Thanks! 3mo
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#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
1. Pool 🏊
2. The Outer Banks, North Carolina 🌊
3. Amazon Prime 📺
4. April Morning 🇺🇸
5. see above photo⤴

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The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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A beautifully written story set in Australia. Lucy-Grace was my favorite character, and the one I felt for the most. The adults in this novel drove me crazy with their poor decisions. I lost count how many times I was SMH. Why did Izzy and Tom never consider adoption?
@mvegabec I enjoyed this one. Thanks.

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#unpopularopinion
0k @SaturnDoo,
Here's my list of #worst6reads of 2019, so far.

SaturnDoo I didn't like Never Let MeGo either🤢..The Dressmaker was just ok. I have the Bell Jar and Poisonwood on my TBR,but won't be in any hurry to read them now 😁❤🤗 Thanks for posting and sharing!!! 3mo
PaperbackPirate @sblbooks @SaturnDoo Count me in as another non-fan of Never Let Me Go. 3mo
SaturnDoo @PaperbackPirate 😊I remember it as being super boring. The mysterious parts weren't even worth it by the time you got to the end. 😡 3mo
sblbooks @SaturnDoo and @paperbackpirate I couldn't even finish Never Let Me Go. 3mo
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Johnny Tremain | Esther Hoskins Forbes
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The perfect Independence Day read. A classic coming-of-age story set in colonial Boston. Johnny is a talented Silversmith Apprentice, but after a horrific accident he is forced to make a new life for himself. #Newbery
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #USA #letstravelJuly #RedWhiteandBlue #colormepretty @Sweetkokoro

OriginalCyn620 😊📚🇺🇸❤️ 3mo
SaturnDoo I like this book. Remember reading it as a class when I was in school ❤ 3mo
Peddler410 This is a Newbery I still need to read. 3mo
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Fire Sparkling | Julianne MacLean
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#Amazonfirstreads
#firstreads
Prime Members get two picks this month. I'm excited to read both of these. What did you pick?

Stormborn1992 How funny, I picked the same two books!!! 3mo
booksaremyfavorite The Boy Between Worlds and A Fire Sparkling 3mo
sblbooks @booksaremyfavorite The Boy Between Worlds was my next choice. I may just have to buy that one. 3mo
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booksaremyfavorite @sblbooks ...tough choice this month. 3mo
Dragonfairykats I picked the same as @booksaremyfavorite ! 3mo
Crazeedi I have to pick mine !! 3mo
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Mid-year Report ... | Silk Association of America
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Well, that was harder than I thought it would be. #top6reads @Cinfhen Here's my mid-year report.

MarriedtoMrT Eleanor! ❤️ 4mo
MelissaSue81 Eleanor Oliphant!! 4mo
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Cinfhen Loved Ordinary Grace...he has a new book coming out 4mo
sblbooks @Cinfhen I've got This Tender Land on my TBR. I'll read it sometime. 3mo
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